Vibration injuries occur when working with vibrating machines. Approximately one in ten are subjected to hand and arm vibration in their profession, and one in ten are subjected to whole-body vibration. Symptoms most commonly occur when it is cold or damp, and the resulting damage can be irreversible.
The higher the vibration exposure, the greater the risk of injury. This is measured in terms of both the strength of the vibrations and the duration of exposure.